Anirudh Kasargod
15 Sep 2023 | 05:03 PM

Klaasen powers to fourth fastest 150; Zampa concedes the joint-most runs

Heinrich Klaasen registered a century off just 57 balls, the second-fastest against Australia in ODIs

Australia took a pounding at the hands of Heinrich Klaasen as his 83-ball 174 propelled South Africa to 416/5. David Miller and Klaasen hoisted a 94-ball 222 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. Here are some of the records registered by Klaasen and South Africa in the fourth ODI against Australia:

Record-setting day for Klaasen 

-The South African right-hander registered a century off just 57 balls, the second-fastest against Australia in ODIs. For South Africa, this was the joint-fifth-fastest century in ODIs. 

-Klaasen reached 150 in 77 balls, the fourth-fastest batter to the landmark in ODIs. AB de Villiers (64) against West Indies in 2015 still holds the record for being the fastest. Jos Buttler (65 vs NED in 2022 & 76 vs WI in 2019) is sandwiched between de Villiers and Klaasen.

-His final score of 174 from 83 is the highest score by a number five batter and the second-highest by a number five or lower batter in ODIs. Kapil Dev, batting at number six against Zimbabwe in 1983, scored an unbeaten 175. 

-Klaasen came to bat in the 26th over to score 174. This is the highest score for a batter who has come into bat after the 25th over in ODIs. Jos Buttler against the Netherlands came in at the 30th over mark (29.4). 

-In his innings of 174, Klaasen smashed 13 sixes, the second-most for a South African batters in an innings. De Villiers, against West Indies in 2015 in Johannesburg, hit 16 sixes. This is also the second-most sixes hit by a batter against Australia in an ODI innings. En route to 209 in 2013, Rohit Sharma had smashed 16 sixes in Bengaluru.

-The right-hander scored at a strike rate of 209.6. He is the first batter to maintain a strike rate of 200 against Australia in an ODI innings of 100+ runs. 

South Africa posted another 400+ total

-In ODIs, this was the seventh innings in which South Africa posted a 400+ total, the most by a team. India are at second with six. 

-South Africa became the first team to score 400+ totals against multiple teams twice. They have two 400+ totals against the West Indies and Australia. 

-En route to their mammoth total of 416, they smashed 20 sixes, their joint-most in an ODI innings. Against India in 2015 at Wankhede as well, they had hit 20. 

-The 20 maximums hit by South Africa are also the second-most against Australia in an innings. England, in 2018, had cleared the ropes 21 times.

-In the last ten overs of the innings, South Africa amassed 173 runs, the most by a team in ODIs (where ball data is available). 

- Also, South Africa smashed 15 sixes in the last ten, the joint-second-most by a team. England had hit one more against Afghanistan in 2019. 

Blazing partnership

-The pair of Klaasen and Miller scored at a run rate of 14.5, the highest by a margin for a 200-run partnership in ODIs (where ball data is available). The second-best is between Buttler and Eoin Morgan in 2019 against West Indies (204 at 10.03). 

-The duo reached the landmark of 200 in the 85th ball, again the fastest by a distance. Buttler and Morgan did it in 120 balls.  

-Only two pairs have forged a higher partnership against Australia in ODIs. Faf du Plessis and Miller (252) in 2018, and Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya (237) in 2003. 

A forgetful outing for Zampa

- All bowlers, except Michael Neser, received a pounding. But Adam Zampa had a nightmare, conceding 113 runs in his 10-over spell, the joint most by a bowler in ODIs. 

-In particular, Klaasen took a liking to Zampa by hitting him for 50 runs. Thirty-six of those came through sixes (6). He became the fifth bowler to concede six or more maximums against a single batter in ODIs. Rashid Khan (AFG) against Eoin Morgan; Gaudi Toka (PNG) against Jaskaran Malhotra have conceded seven. Krunal Pandya against Ben Stokes and Jason Holder against de Villiers conceded six maximums. 

-Zampa was tonked for nine sixes, joint-second-most by a bowler in an innings. Only Rashid, against England in 2019, has given away more (11).

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